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Wakefield 2004

The Wakefield show is going ahead, RISCWorld has the details

The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club have decided to go ahead with the Wakefield 2004 show. At one point the future of the show was in some doubt, but it's good news as the show will once again be on, and will be in its usual venue of Thornes Park athletics stadium. Last year the show was for one day only, which meant that some people couldn't attend, however this year it will be back to running over 2 days on the 15th and 16th of May. On both days the show will open at 10am. On Saturday it closes at 6pm, and on Sunday at 4pm.

This years show has been sponsored by APDL, Stuart Tyrell Developments, Castle Technology, Finnybank, Richard Hallas, MW Software, Spellings Computer Services and VirtualAcorn. A free minibus service will operate from Wakefield Westgate station to the show.


Due to popular demand the Advance tickets facility will be returning for the show. Advance tickets will be available from March 2004.

Ticket prices: 5's and under Free. Advance tickets 6 pounds On the day rates: Saturday £7.00 Sunday £6.00

To request your advance tickets by post (from March 2004) send a cheque or postal order made out to 'WROCC Show' to :

Wakefield Show 2004
3 Riverdale Avenue
West Yorks

Advance Credit Card orders will only be able to be placed via the show website ( March 2004. The website will also contain the latest show information and the exhibitors list.

Exhibitors and more

The current list of confirmed exhibitors is APDL, Castle Technology, MathMagical software, MW Software, Qercus, Stuart Tyrell Developments and VirtualAcorn. Further exhibitor details will be made available shortly. One company who won't be attending this year are MicroDigital as they have a prior commitment.

It would not be a Wakefield show without the usual Show Theatre and Charity Stall, which will again be raising money for Wakefield Hospice. The usual catering will be on hand, and hopefully there will also be another prize draw. Last years main prize was an Omega, what could it be this year?


All of the RISC OS press will be running adverts for the show (designed by Richard Hallas), a sample of one of the adverts, which have been produced in a number of sizes is shown below.


The show is once again being coordinated by Chris Hughes, who has organised all the previous Wakefield shows, in the past supported by the late Mike Wilson, and now by Steve Potts and Phillip Marsden and of course the WROCC members. The show is organised on behalf of the Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club one of the longest running Acorn/RISCOS computer clubs in the UK.

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